Monthly Archives: October 2016

Day of the Dead e2e pattern for Mexican theme quilt

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Quilting is normally thought of a fairly traditional, even conservative form of craft.  Every now and again, we receive a quilt that turns those pre-conceptions on their head.  This is the second arresting, colourful quilt we have received from Andrea at Warrnambool.  Andrea tells me these fabrics are from the Alexander Henry range.  The top side of the quilt is a Mexican Day of the Dead theme for the famous festival now being held in Mexico and South America, which also includes renowned artist Frida Kahlo de Rivera (played by Salma Hayek in the movie),  skulls, the Virgin Mary and lush foliage.  The backing for the quilt celebrates earthly pleasures with a feast of flesh and foliage.  Should this ever be hung in a quilt show, it will draw the viewer’s attention like a magnet.  I leave it to the “Quilt Police” to judge if it is a “good quilt”.  Good on you Andrea for being brave enough to make it and I hope your friend likes and appreciates your efforts.

Fire e2e, Kakadu Dreaming quilt, Roseleaves and Damask e2e quilting

The Jelly Roll race quilt is from Leah in Macarthur, ACT, and is being quilted with the fire edge to edge machine quilting pattern.  The Kakadu Dreaming quilt was purchased as kit from Indigo Niche using a pattern designed by Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting.  It comes from June at Northmead, NSW and is being quilted with the sticky buns e2e.  The star quilt, Nanna’s quilt, comes from Hilda at Mitchell and is being quilted with the roseleaves e2e. The Kitty Cat Picnic quilt is from Elaine at Blackall and is being quilted with the damask e2e pattern.


Fire e2e

Kakadu Dreaming June Bridge Roseleaves Damask 3

Tea rose e2e machine quilting pattern featured

The first two quilts are from Molly at Roma – the blue quilt is being quilted with the henna flower edge to edge quilting pattern, and the pink quilt with the tea rose pattern.  The blue quilt is from Johnelle at St George and is being quilted with the paisley feather e2e pattern.  Johnelle collected her quilt same day during her visit to Toowoomba this week.

Henna Flower1

Tea Rose Paisley Feather Johnelle

All over quilting on sashiko

The sashiko quilt below is being quilted with the leaf meander edge to edge machine quilting pattern. By choosing a thread colour to match the background fabric, the pattern has negligible effect on the sashiko stitching.   The king size quilt below is being quilted with the bush berries edge to edge pattern in a beige thread and comes from Lee at Geham.


Bushberries Sashiko quilt